Free mental health courses

Merton Council’s Social Services department are running a number of free courses during February and March, designed for those working in the mental health field, or for those caring for someone with mental health problems.

The courses aim to encourage continuous personal development, it is important that we help develop people within the community to ensure that they are the best they can be at their job. The quality of care provided to those who suffer the challenges of mental ill-health is incredibly vital . Through continued development we can work to ensure that the service provided to them is of the best possible quality.

Below is a list of the courses available, all of which will be held at the Chaucer Centre in Canterbury Road. For further information or to book a place contact: Elizabeth Adams, Mental Health Training Co-ordinator on 020 8545 4125.

Thursday 5th February Working with those who Self Harm
Tuesday 10th February Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health & Substance Misuse
Tuesday 24th February Supporting People with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday 26th February Human Rights Act for ASW’s
Tuesday 2nd March Cultural Awareness in relation to Mental Health Issues
Wednesday 10th March Working with Women with Mental Health Needs
Wednesday 24th March Risk Assessment
Thursday 25th March Eating Disorders
Tuesday 30th March Working with Vulnerable Adults